NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals
The Dirt Track at Charlotte -- Concord, NC
Friday, November 05, 2021
Event Info
The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Winner: Alex Yankowski
2nd: Larry Wight
3rd: Mat Williamson
NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals
November 4, 2021 to November 6, 2021
The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5555 Concord Parkway S
Concord, NC 28027

Watch on DIRTVision

Event Description
The most prestigious dirt racing event in the country lights up The Dirt Track at Charlotte with three days of heart-pounding, clay-slinging action on the lightning-fast, four-tenths mile oval. The NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals brings together the top series in the sport, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and the the Super DIRTcar Series, for a full weekend of racing culminating in the crowning of all three series champions.

Super DIRTcar Series

Support Divisions
World of Outlaws Late Model Series, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Event Schedule
Saturday, November 6, 2021
8:30 a.m. Pit area secured (Pit sweep)
9:00 a.m. Pit gate re-opens
Pit Pass voucher exchange re-opens (event ticket & pit pass voucher must be presented for wristband)
Pit Pass sales resume
10:00 a.m. Souvenir and display area opens
DIRTcar HP Luncheon Hospitality Tent
12 - 3:00 p.m. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Auction (Dragway Pavilion)
12:00 p.m. Grandstand Gates Open
12:00 p.m. Drivers Meetings (Series trailers, Sprint Cars @ 12:00, Late Models @ 12:15, Big Blocks @ 12:30)
12:30 p.m. Sprint Cars push for heat
I-600 Road closes
1:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies & Flag Ceremony
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Hot Laps (by qualifying flight)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Qualifying (2 laps)
Super DIRTcar Series non-timed Hot Laps
World of Outlaw Morton Buildings Late Model Series Hot Laps (by qualifying flight)
Super DIRTcar Series Time Trial Groups
World of Outlaws Late Model Qualifying (2 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #1 (8 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #2
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #3
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Heat #4
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #1 (10 laps)
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #2
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #3
World of Outlaws Late Model Heat #4
Late Model 2-seater rides
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #1 (8 laps)
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #2
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #3
Super DIRTcar Series Heat #4
Track Maintenance
World of Outlaws Sprint Car C-Main (10 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car DIRTVision FAST PASS Dash (6 laps)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Last Chance Showdown (12 laps)
World of Outlaws Late Model Last Chance Showdown #1 (12 laps)
World of Outlaws Late Model Last Chance Showdown #2
Super DIRTcar Series Last Chance Showdown #1 (10 laps)
Super DIRTcar Series Last Chance Showdown #2
Track Maintenance
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature (30 laps)
Victory Lane - Top 3 (Flagstand)
Super DIRTcar Series Feature (40 laps)
Victory Lane Celebration (Top 3)
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Feature (50 laps)
Victory Lane - Top 3 (Flagstand)
Pit Pass sales end
Victory Late Celebration: Series Championship Awards - All Three Divisions (INFIELD AREA)
*All times Eastern

Event Hashtag

Support Divisions
World of Outlaws Late Model Series, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Reserved Seating

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher with backs

Stadium Seating
Not allowed

Handicapped Seating
Lower level and Second level - Reserved seating required - Companion seating is available

Handicapped Parking
Designated handicap parking between the dirt track and zMax dragway

Pit Age Limit
All ages allowed. Minors ages 17 and under must have a signed waiver sheet. ONE parent must be present OR waiver should be notarized with the required ONE parent signature. Call 1-800-455-FANS with questions.

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is located at Gate 2 of the zMax Dragway

Personal Coolers


Credit Card Use
Concessions, Pit Gate , Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is also sold at the track

Smoking Policy
designated smoking areas only

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
Contact the track for pricing

Closest Airport
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Other Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
Online Registration for Late Models and Big Block Modifieds

World of Outlaw Late Model Series
Technical/Safety Rules will be under the guidelines of the 2021 World of Outlaws Rulebook

Feature you will get one (1) pound per lap burn-off.

Tire Rule:
1350 or D21 on RF,LR,RR
D70 Right Rear Option
LF will be open tire
{Grooving and Siping is Allowed}

Work Area:
Turns 3 & 4 - 2 laps for flat tires only

Event Format:
1-20 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Two Heats | All Cars Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw
21-24 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Three Heats | All Cars Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw
25-27 Entries = Overall Qualifying | Three Heats | Top 6 Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw | One LCS | Top 4 Transfer
28-47 Entries = A/B Group Qualifying | Four Heats | Top 4 Transfer | Top 2 from each heat redraw |Two LCS | Top 3 Transfer
48+ Entries = A/B Group Qualifying | Six Heats | Top 3 Transfer | Heat Race Winner Redraws | Three LCS | Top 2 Transfer

Driver Radio: 454.0000

Race Recap: ONE FOR GRANDPA: Alex Yankowski Shocks the Dirt Racing World at NGK NTK World of Outlaws World Finals

CONCORD, NC –  One thing was going through seventeen-year-old Alex Yankowski’s mind as he crossed the finish line at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to win his first-career Super DIRTcar Series Feature in his second-career star during the NGK NTK World Finals: “My grandfather. That’s it.” 

Sadly, Yankowski’s grandfather passed away Friday morning. 

“It was a tough day,” Yankowski, from Covington Township, PA, said. “I about lost myself there. I got asked if I wanted to race and I knew he wanted me to.”

Not only did the young pilot of the #84Y win the $10,000 Feature by overtaking “Lightning” Larry Wight in the late stages but he also bested the greatest Big Block Modified drivers in the world all day Friday from Time Trials through Lap 40 of the Feature.

“I put my head down,” Yankowski noted. “We set Quick Time. We won the Heat Race. I drew sixth and I was a little worried we weren’t going to be good enough to drive through traffic.”

Thirty cars swarmed beneath chief starter Dave Farney to take the green flag starting the 40-lap Feature. Legendary dirt Modified driver Brett Hearn drew the $500 SRI Performance pole position and started alongside Larry Wight.

Wight got the holeshot into Turn 1 and took the lead from Hearn right off the bat. Four laps in, 12th-place starter Mike Mahaney suffered a mechanical failure and rolled into the path of a hustling Kevin Root, breaking both cars in the unfortunate collision. 

After the restart,  Saratoga Springs, NY Jack Lehner, in the #2L, grabbed second place from Hearn and started a charge for Wight. After halfway, Yankowski, who started sixth, got around Brett Hearn and Jack Lehner to take over second. 

As the green flag laps clicked off in a flurry of three and four-wide racing, Yankowski drew closer to Wight. With 10 laps to go Peter Britten cut down a right rear tire bringing out the caution and bunching up the field. The stage was now set for the upset of the year. 

“My first couple laps off of that restart we weren’t really any good,” Yankowski said. “I thought maybe Wight was a little better. Once we got settled down we got tucked in and made ground. But then Mat Williamson threw a slider and I thought, ‘Uh oh, it’s going to be a race here,’ but I was able to run my line and roll around the top.”

Yankowski drove a perfect over-under with the NAPA Super DIRT Week XLIX champion to retain second place before going after Wight. The #84Y drew up on Wight’s bumper and dove under him going into Turn 3 to complete the winning drive. 

At the conclusion of 40 thrilling laps, Alex Yankowski cemented the 17-year-old’s place in NGK NTK World Finals history. 

Phoenix, NY’s Larry Wight held on for second after dominating a majority of the race. 

“I think I just over-siped the right rear,” Wight said. “It just didn’t fire off the restart like it did before. Alex [Yankowski] had unbelievable drive down the straightaways. If that’s what we have to compete with, we have a lot of work to do.” 

Wight took the lead on lap one and didn’t look back until a few circuits remained when Yankowski made his move. The Gypsum Racing team is looking at their setup and tire decisions going into round two tomorrow. 

“We gotta do a little bit better tire management,” Wight noted. “We gotta take what we can learn from tonight and apply it tomorrow.”

Wight had gone deep into lapped traffic before the late caution. 

“I didn’t think I was running it too hard,” Wight said. “I was letting off halfway down the straightaway and not even trying to spin the tires. Maybe we had it cut up a little too much. Too deep. We’ll go back and look at the tire and see what we have to make changes to.”

Third place runner Mat Williamson, from St. Catharines, ON, deflected attention away from his podium run. 

“It’s really cool to see Alex get his first win,” Williamson said. “I know he had a passing in the family so none of this matters compared to his win. It’s just awesome to see. Hats off to those guys. Me and Larry [Wight] had a great race but Alex [Yankowski] had the car to beat.”

The concentration and ability it took to overcome such an emotional day for Yankowski were nearly as impressive as the win itself for the young racer. 

“It was a cloudy day in my head,” Yankowski said. “I had a hard time keeping myself together. But we went out and made a couple of adjustments after Hot Laps. I just put together a good couple of laps in Time Trials. I didn’t know what was going to happen. Everything just fell into place. I just can’t really believe it.”

Yankowski’s parents left the track for home to be with his grandmother but his crew helped him keep his head above the water all day and night. 

“We have a great group of guys,” Yankowski noted. “I have really good people around me. I just kept my head down and kept digging. You can’t overthink it. It’s just some rubber bolted on an aluminum wheel. Kevin Bates is like my brother. We worked our butts off. We wanted to just come down and get a couple of good runs and to win one is just unbelievable.”

Presumptive 2021 Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard had a race to forget, finishing 15th overall. Sheppard and his team will look to celebrate a championship and try to get a win tomorrow night.  

NEXT UP: The final day of the NGK NTK World Finals starts at a new time of 1 p.m. (EST) tomorrow at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Catch all the action in person or live on DIRTVision

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Race Results: 11/05/21 -- The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Feature 40 Laps | 00:25:08.162 – 1. 84Y-Alex Yankowski[6]; 2. 99L-Larry Wight[2]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson[5]; 4. 111-Demetrios Drellos[10]; 5. 32CC-Max McLaughlin[4]; 6. 19-Tim Fuller[19]; 7. 2L-Jack Lehner[3]; 8. 20-Brett Hearn[1]; 9. 15-Billy Pauch Jr[11]; 10. 91-Billy Decker[14]; 11. 8A-Duane Howard[15]; 12. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[16]; 13. 25-Erick Rudolph[17]; 14. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[26]; 15. 9S-Matt Sheppard[9]; 16. 215-Adam Pierson[13]; 17. 28T-Michael Trautschold[8]; 18. 32R-Ronnie Davis III[24]; 19. 2A-Mike Gular[20]; 20. 3-Justin Haers[25]; 21. 21A-Peter Britten[7]; 22. 28-Jordan McCreadie[27]; 23. 5H-Chris Hile[21]; 24. 88D-Olden Dwyer[29]; 25. JS98-Rocky Warner[18]; 26. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher[30]; 27. 11T-Jeff Taylor[23]; 28. 17-Marcus Dinkins[28]; 29. 34-Kevin Root[22]; 30. 35-Mike Mahaney[12]; Hard Charger – Tim Fuller (+13)

Qualifying 1 3 Laps | 00:00:33.000 – 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 00:16.121[7]; 2. 32CC-Max McLaughlin, 00:16.217[6]; 3. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 00:16.261[9]; 4. 215-Adam Pierson, 00:16.449[2]; 5. 25-Erick Rudolph, 00:16.495[10]; 6. 5H-Chris Hile, 00:16.572[4]; 7. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 00:16.601[8]; 8. 35B-Christopher Curtis, 00:16.823[1]; 9. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher, 00:16.856[3]; 10. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 00:16.974[5]

Qualifying 2 3 Laps | 00:00:34.000 – 1. 28T-Michael Trautschold, 00:16.511[9]; 2. 15-Billy Pauch Jr, 00:16.521[3]; 3. 2L-Jack Lehner, 00:16.539[8]; 4. 11T-Jeff Taylor, 00:16.553[7]; 5. 19-Tim Fuller, 00:16.574[1]; 6. 8A-Duane Howard, 00:16.592[6]; 7. 70A-Alex Payne, 00:16.765[5]; 8. 3-Justin Haers, 00:16.774[2]; 9. 14-CG Morey, 00:16.986[4]; 10. 27J-Danny Johnson, 00:17.030[10]

Qualifying 3 3 Laps | 00:00:33.000 – 1. 21A-Peter Britten, 00:16.140[8]; 2. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 00:16.186[6]; 3. 91-Billy Decker, 00:16.250[7]; 4. JS98-Rocky Warner, 00:16.491[2]; 5. 99L-Larry Wight, 00:16.565[1]; 6. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 00:16.597[10]; 7. 42P-Pat Ward, 00:16.642[5]; 8. 32R-Ronnie Davis III, 00:16.660[4]; 9. 66-Tim McCreadie, 00:16.761[9]; 10. (DNS) 22-Brandon Walters

Qualifying 4 3 Laps | 00:00:32.000 – 1. 84Y-Alex Yankowski, 00:16.021[6]; 2. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 00:16.131[7]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson, 00:16.221[3]; 4. 35-Mike Mahaney, 00:16.280[2]; 5. 34-Kevin Root, 00:16.346[9]; 6. 2A-Mike Gular, 00:16.375[10]; 7. 83X-Tim Sears Jr, 00:16.420[4]; 8. 28-Jordan McCreadie, 00:16.465[1]; 9. 21M-Bob Mcgannon, 00:16.773[8]; 10. 88D-Olden Dwyer, 00:16.838[5]

Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:02:11.390 – 1. 20-Brett Hearn[1]; 2. 32CC-Max McLaughlin[2]; 3. 9S-Matt Sheppard[3]; 4. 215-Adam Pierson[4]; 5. 25-Erick Rudolph[5]; 6. 5H-Chris Hile[6]; 7. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker[7]; 8. 17-Marcus Dinkins[10]; 9. 35B-Christopher Curtis[8]; 10. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher[9]

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:02:12.649 – 1. 28T-Michael Trautschold[1]; 2. 2L-Jack Lehner[3]; 3. 15-Billy Pauch Jr[2]; 4. 8A-Duane Howard[6]; 5. 19-Tim Fuller[5]; 6. 11T-Jeff Taylor[4]; 7. 70A-Alex Payne[7]; 8. 3-Justin Haers[8]; 9. 14-CG Morey[9]

Heat 3 8 Laps | 00:02:11.369 – 1. 21A-Peter Britten[1]; 2. 99L-Larry Wight[5]; 3. 111-Demetrios Drellos[2]; 4. 91-Billy Decker[3]; 5. JS98-Rocky Warner[4]; 6. 32R-Ronnie Davis III[8]; 7. 8-Rich Scagliotta[6]; 8. 42P-Pat Ward[7]; 9. 66-Tim McCreadie[9]; 10. (DNS) 22-Brandon Walters

Heat 4 8 Laps – 1. 84Y-Alex Yankowski[1]; 2. 88-Mat Williamson[3]; 3. 35-Mike Mahaney[4]; 4. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[2]; 5. 2A-Mike Gular[6]; 6. 34-Kevin Root[5]; 7. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[7]; 8. 21M-Bob Mcgannon[9]; 9. 28-Jordan McCreadie[8]; 10. (DNF) 88D-Olden Dwyer[10]

Last Chance Showdown 1 10 Laps | 00:02:46.752 – 1. 5H-Chris Hile[1]; 2. 11T-Jeff Taylor[2]; 3. 3-Justin Haers[6]; 4. 70A-Alex Payne[4]; 5. 14-CG Morey[8]; 6. 37MD-Jeremiah Shingledecker[3]; 7. 17-Marcus Dinkins[5]; 8. 35B-Christopher Curtis[7]; 9. 48TOO-Dave Rauscher[9]

Last Chance Showdown 2 10 Laps | 00:02:48.359 – 1. 34-Kevin Root[2]; 2. 32R-Ronnie Davis III[1]; 3. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[4]; 4. 21M-Bob Mcgannon[6]; 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta[3]; 6. 42P-Pat Ward[5]; 7. 28-Jordan McCreadie[8]; 8. 66-Tim McCreadie[7]; 9. 88D-Olden Dwyer[10]; 10. (DNS) 22-Brandon Walters

The Dirt Track at Charlotte
5555 Concord Parkway S
Concord, NC 28027

Track Phone
(704) 455-3200

Track Size & Type
4/10 mile semi banked

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2019 - Jimmy Phelps on November 8th; Billy Decker on November 9th
2018 – Brett Hearn and Tim Fuller on November 3rd
2017 – Matt Sheppard on November 4th; Mat Williamson on November 3rd
2016 – Matt Sheppard on October 29th; Matt Sheppard on October 28th
2015 — Tim Kerr on November 8th; Danny Johnson on November 6th
2014 — Danny Johnson on November 8th; Stewart Friesen on November 7th
2013 — Stewart Friesen on November 9th; Brett Hearn on November 8th
2012 — Brett Hearn on November 3rd; Tim Fuller on November 2nd
2011 — Tim McCreadie on November 5th; Tim McCreadie on November 4th
2010 — Tim McCreadie on November 6th; Jimmy Phelps on November 6th
2005 — Tim Fuller on May 25th
2003 — Steve Paine and Kevin Bolland on April 5th
2002 — Tim McCreadie on April 6th
2001 — Brett Hearn and Steve Pain on April 7th